Thursday, September 27, 2007

My Daughter, the Dog

When I picked up Josephine at daycare yesterday, this is what I found:

A dog. Apparently, she wore this all day long - and continued to wear it for the evening, even when we went to the dog park.

At one point, she was running with a pack of dogs. It was quite a sight.

Since starting gym class, where we practice walking on the balance beam and jumping, Josephine's romping at home and abroad has escalated to the point where we have to be extra careful. She tends to crawl up on the coffee table, shout, "Ready? One, three, two!" and fling herself on the couch.

No, we don't "permit" this, exactly.

When Daddy tries to explain broken necks, Jozy looks at him with her angelic face, all attention, and then goes right back for the table.

At the playground, she also found some wooden beams and practiced (with help, thank goodness) walking them. She has great balance! She then ate some gravel.

Her memory constantly amazes us. We were reading a book to her the other day that had a kite in it, and she said "Dad-dad kite!" -- and indeed, she had seen her grandad tubbs with a kite - a month or two before. Wow. These instances abound - things I don't expect her to recall bubble up...
Above, she is posing and saying "cheese." Her daycare provider's three daughters adore her, and braid her hair. I had to cut out a huge chunk of tangle the other night- thankfully, no bald spot. It may be time to visit the dentist soon. She's almost two!! And if you ask her, "how old are you going to be?" she splays her hand and indeed says, "Two!"

I know. It's amazing.

She's not exactly whining and pointing, but something like that. She definitely is exerting her will and gets frustrated when she doesn't get what she wants.

Again, singing the Rolling Stones song doesn't do much.

But it makes us feel a little better...

This morning I heard a hair-raising scream, ran to her bedroom, only to find she was frustrated that her rubber duck would not fit through the front door of her dollhouse. Darn duck.

I have a couple more adorable photos of the dog outfit, but can't seem to get them off my phone. Will post as soon as I can.


secondhandsally said...

She is completely adorable. Do you know this gregory orr poem:
It reminded me of your store of J's flying leaps.

Jennifer said...

So very cute!